Maca and Spirulina and MSM, Oh My!
Hello everyone! I'm still relatively new to raw (3 weeks), and I was wondering what the ESSENTIAL supplements are, to a raw diet. I have maca powder, hemp protein powder, and spirulina. I've been hearing about MSM, digestive enzymes, and a slew of other supplements, and was wondering if I'm missing anything from my repertoire! I'd appreciate any advice...I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the information! Thanks!
Oh - I was picturing you walking down the "yellow brick road" like Dorothy, the lion, the tinman and the scarecrow did. (Wizard of Oz?)
::looks around for Toto::
I use spirulina and maca and Alissa's green food powder in my green smoothies. GOOD good stuff. MSM I have not read enough about it yet. But I am.
Alissa's enzymes are very beneficial especially for those starting out and transitioning into raw...
Ha ha....that was the reference! I feel a bit like Dorothy, only instead of OZ, I'm lost in rawZ!!
Originally Posted by Veganforlife
I just asked my health food store guy about MSM, and he said that I only need to take that if I'm experiencing joint pain, which I'm not.....I bought some enzymes though, and I feel good about that!
I had spirulina powder that I added to smoothies. I went through a bottle of it and never really noticed anything so I haven't bought it since.
I do still take maca. I don't know if I notice a difference with it.
I also take MSM, as it's supposed to help with skin. I'm not quite sure about that, either.
So if they're helping with anything, I'm not noticing. Then again I don't really notice anything after eating goji berries; but I do tell myself they're all good for me even if I don't feel any differently. Who knows if they actually are though.
Hey codajess! I know what you're saying about not noticing anything with the supplements. I haven't either....I just figured they were more like food...to complete the diet and add the necessary proteins. Besides the Spirulina and Maca, I don't really know if I NEED anything else.....although I'm curious to see how the digestive enzymes pan out...it's all so personal, and there are SO MANY different opinions.....aaahhhh!
Exactly. I'm still on my first pound of maca and my first bottle of msm, but i'm guessing once they're gone I probably won't repurchase. If I start to feel differently afterwards, maybe I will buy more then. Maybe i'll keep taking MSM (i dont take it daily, but more like a few times a week) because I think it might help my hair and nails.
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